So finally, after many, many hours of tedious, annoying nitpicky work on this project, the Lolita Skirt has more or less been completed. I think I’ve been working on this for two weeks? It’s one of the heaviest individual costume pieces I’ve ever sewn (not counting my Elvish Cloak or the First Speaker Gown, which I think both took the cake). And it’s just a skirt! I think it also takes the prize for the most amount of fabric going into an individual sewn costume piece, with three layers of cotton, crinoline, and organza making up the skirt, and the waistband being made from two layers of cotton and two layers of interfacing. The only thing left is to sew on a hook and eye closure for the zipper, and I’d really like to wash it, since there are pencil marks all over it and I also used fabric glue on it last night to get some binding to stick while I sewed it. But other than that, it’s done.
Little Ari is also happy that it’s done, because she’s been shaking her head at me every night, reminding me that I have other projects to complete before ConnectiCon; not all of which are my own. She’s also happy that she has a matching outfit and scale replica of the skirt for herself. But she’ll be happy to allow her outfit and my skirt to go on to greener pastures after ConnectiCon is done. Not being a lifestyle Lolita myself (and having way too many costumes), I think that this is one set I’ll be happy to let go.
Anyway without further adieu, some pictures of the skirt which you’ve only just been hearing about ^.^